but as an effort in reducing desk clutter for the masses of users who don't need a high-performance PC, ECS hits many of the right notes.
It's long been known that PCs primed for everyday use needn't be big, noisy or expensive. ECS takes this line of thinking in its stride with the Liva Q2 series, powered by the Intel Gemini Lake range of processors.
And the well-built Liva Q2 is small enough to go unnoticed on a desk, or completely hidden from view behind a monitor, which makes it a good choice for the office environment.
Don't expect decent performance from the quad-core chip, however, as it struggles with anything other than simple tasks. But that's OK if you're the kind to only email and play the odd high-resolution video - perfect for gran, then.
In an ideal world, we'd prefer the Liva Q2 as a completely fanless solution, and a bit cheaper, but as an effort in reducing desk clutter for the masses of users who don't need a high-performance PC, ECS has a viable solution.
Good build quality
Very small form factor
Good for multimedia playback
Very energy efficient
Is there a need for a fan?
Feels sluggish under load
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